Year 4 - Home Learning - Week Eight

Literacy

Reading and Writing Activities

Myths of Greece, Rome, ancient Norse legends, and stories from around the world:

The Catch

Share a story together, perhaps a story from another culture? Ask your child to identify any countries, cultures or food that are referenced in the story. 

  The Catch - Polynesia

This document includes a animation of the story too. 

Create an emotions graph tracking the boys emotions through the events in the story:

 Emotion Graph Template

    - Waiting with anticipation for the first catch, 
    - The distress caused by seeing the injured fox,
    - Anger at the fox stealing the fish,
    - Chasing the fox,
    - Surprise and excitement at seeing the giant fish, 
    - Trying to catch it, 
    - The catch at the end. 
Points to discuss:
  • Where the boy is from?
  • Why he has to fish for food?
  • What happens to the fox at the end? Why?

Myths and World Stories

Can your child design a book cover for a well-known myth e.g. Romulus and Remus? Or can they write an alternative ending instead? 

 Storynory 

The Wooden Horse

 

The Wooden Horse - Web page link

The Wooden Horse - Word version

  • Can they summarise the main events by drawing a comic strip? 

 Comic Strip Template

Try to answer these questions in sentences

  • Where was Troy?
  • Why did people sometimes build walls around their city?
  • Why did they build gates in the wall?
  • Why were small holes made in the wall?
  • How long did the Greeks besiege the city?
  • Who was the Greek’s general?
  • Why was the wooden horse made by great artists?
  • Why did Odysseus pretend to sail away with his men?
  • Why did the Trojans think the horse was a gift?
  • What nearly went wrong for the men inside the horse?
  • What made the Trojans very tired the night the horse came into the Troy?
  • How many Greek soldiers were inside the horse?
  • What do you think it was like waiting inside the horse for the men?

The Black Hat

 The Black Hat Animation

PLEASE NOTE:
The Literacy Shed website should ALWAYS be used under the supervision of an adult. There are some clips on the site which are only suitable for use with Year 6 children or KS3. Please ensure that children do not search the website independently. 

  The Black Hat - Activity Pack

Spelling

Monday
  • Your child can learn to spell the continents of the world:
AsiaAfricaNorth AmericaSouth AmericaAntarcticaEurope and Australia.

Practise writing them using pencils, pens, chalk, sticks, typing, etc.

Tuesday

Practise spelling these words:

sadly, completely, usually, finally, comically.
  • Can your child identify the spelling rule for adding the ‘ly’ suffix? 
Wednesday
  • Can your child create their very own ‘Around the World’ crossword puzzle?

Help them write clues and a family member can complete it. 

Thursday 

Trace it. Choose 5 Common Exception words and trace around each word.

  • What does your child notice about the shape of each word? 

Year 3/4 Common Exception Words

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Friday

Ask your child to list adjectives and place names that begin with the same letter e.g. fascinating France, sweltering Sri Lanka, exquisite England.

  • Can they put these into a list poem? 

Geography

Look at this world flag posters together.

Flags of the World

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How many flags does your child recognise?
Ask your child to choose one of the countries and read online about their culture, cuisine, popular sport and significant/famous people from this country.